Deaths as bridge collapses in Dubai

Seven people killed and at least 15 hurt as bridge collapses during construction.

    Most workers in the Gulf emirate come from the Indian subcontinent [AFP]

    Jamal al-Marri, deputy police chief, said: "Engineers are at the site and are inspecting the situation."

    Several workers were badly injured and rushed to a government hospital, a police officer at the site said.

    Most workers in the emirate, witnessing a massive construction boom, come from India.

    Two workers were killed and about 60 were injured in January when a fire broke out in a tower block under construction in the city.
     
    Dubai, one of fastest-growing cities in the world, is home to the world's tallest building and building the world's largest theme park.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.